Welcome to
the Asian Dysphagia Society

Latest update: 2023-Feb-20

What is the ADS

A new international medical association established in January 2023 to promote the development of comprehensive care, science, technology, and education about dysphagia* in Asia.

* Dysphagia is the difficulties of eating and swallowing. It is serious problem not only as medical issue but also QOL matter.

Members are made up of representative national-wide societies related dysphagia in Asia. Currently, participating countries are China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, Taiwan, and Thailand.


ADS carries out the business for comprehensive swallowing care.

  • 1. Create the network of dysphagia care in Asian countries.
  • 2. Hold International Conference** once every three years.
  • 3. Set up ADS website for international communication about dysphagia.

** 1st International Conference: November 9-11, 2023 Suwon, South Korea
** 2nd International Conference: November 6-8, 2025 Bangkok, Thailand

About Asian Dysphagia Society (ADS)

Member Societies & Individuals

9 national members in Asian countries

Japan (JP) Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (JSDR)
Korea (KR) Korean Dysphagia Society (KDS)
China (CN) Chinese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation
Taiwan (TW) Taiwan Association of Dysphagia (TAD)
Thailand (TH) Thai Swallowing Rehabilitation Society (TSRS)
Indonesia (ID) Perhimpunan Dokter Spesialis Kedoteran Fisik dan Rehabilitasi Indonesia (PERDOSRI)
Malaysia (MY) Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians (MARP)
Myanmar (MM) Myanmar Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (MSDR)
Philippine (PH) Reynaldo Rey-Matias (as Individual delegate)

Executive board members

Chair Prof. Eiichi Saitoh (Japan)
Auditors Prof. Young-Hak Park (Korea)
Prof. Shun-Te Huang (Taiwan)
Vice chairs Prof. Kyoung-Hyo Choi (Korea)
Prof. Zulin Dou (China)
Prof. Pattra Watanapan (Thailand)
Secretary general Prof. Yoko Inamoto (Japan)

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National delegates/observers

Japan Izumi Kondo (ND), Yayoi Kamakura (NO)
Korea Kyoung-Hyo Choi (ND), Seung-Ho Choi (NO)
China Zulin Dou (ND), Jianjun Li (NO)
Taiwan Tyng-Guey Wang (ND), Ming-Yen Hsiao (NO)
Thailand Pattra Watanapan (ND), Paitoon Benjapornlert (NO)
Indonesia Luh Karunia Wahyuni (ND), Rizky Kusuma Wardhani (NO)
Malaysia Khairiah Mohd Yatim (ND), Zaliha Omar (NO)
Myanmar Khin Myo Hla (ND), Soe Soe Khaing (NO)
Philippine Reynaldo Rey-Matias (as Individual delegate)

ND: National delegates, NO: National observers

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Societies’ information

Coming scientific meetings

ADS International Conferences
International Conferences

New topics


ADS Office Address: 1-1704-202 Moronoki, Midori-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 458-0817 (in the JSDR office)

E-mail: asian-dysphagia@fujita-hu.ac.jp

Notice: If you wish to get more information about ADS, please contact to your national members

Past topics & events